Item description for Expecting Miracles: Finding Meaning and Spirituality in Pregnancy Through Judaism by Chana Weisberg...
Expecting Miracles is a collection of refreshingly honest and inspiring interviews with traditionally observant Jewish mothers about their diverse experiences of pregnancy and childbearing. It is about the ways in which mothers have managed to make these important stages in their lives into a time for personal growth, spirituality and real-life miracles.
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Beautiful Aug 2, 2007
This book is amazing. It came out during my first pregnancy but I didn't have time to buy it or read it, and now that I'm pregnant again I decided to finally get it. The stories are so real and touching and beautiful. And they're very honest. They're not all "feel good" wishy washy stories, but rather real, honest accounts of pregnancy and motherhood and how these women manage whether they have 15 children or 1. I can't put it down but I don't want it to end either. If you're pregnant and Jewish you have to get this one!
I COULDN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! Oct 18, 2004
This book truly resonated somewhere deep within me. It connects the reader spiritually with her larger family, that of all Jewish women. The womens' stories are so honest and real; I felt like I was having a conversation over coffee with some of my oldest friends into the night as I read and read and read... Despite the fact that some of the women have different backgrounds than my own, there was something in each woman's experience I could ALWAYS relate to. It was so confirming to see, in print, so much of what I had felt during the months of my pregnany, my birth experience, and my initiation into motherhood. I HIGHLY recommend this book!
A must read for all first time Eemas! Aug 31, 2004
When I became pregnant for the first time, I really wanted to read something that told me what I already felt in my heart - that pregnancy is the most amazing miracle ever and that hte weekly blow-by-blow account of what is happening at a physical level is not the true story of pregnancy.
When I read Chana Weisberg's book - I simply could not put it down ! All the stories of strength also helped me get through the morning sickness etc... and were an excellent reminder to think beyond the phyiscal and truly appreicate the miracle that was happening inside me.
I highly recommend this book without hesitation (particularly to all first time mothers-to-be).
Pregnant? Obsessed? Read this book Aug 19, 2004
When I was pregnant with my first baby, all I could think about or talk about was -- being pregnant. At times I felt bogged down by the sheer physicality of it all, and longed to make it a more spiritually uplifting experience. I also wished I had other obsessive-compregnant women to talk to, so we could all take turns inspiring and/or boring each other. Reading EXPECTING MIRACLES filled all these gaps in my pregnant life! It was all I wanted to read. Women from various walks of Jewish religious life are telling you all the intimate details of their experiences as pregnant ladies and then as mothers and as wives. They give all sorts of ideas, suggestions and encouragement to make it more spiritual. YOu think, I could do that. I want to try that. I couldn't put this book down. It is a MUST-HAVE alongside WHat to Expect When You're Expecting. Expecting Miracles is like the spiritual counterpart to that sometimes too-physical (and occasionally scary) pregnancy guidebook. Expecting Miracles revels in the joy, excitement, spiritual potential and blessing that being the carrier of life is all about.
experience this book! Aug 18, 2004
This book gives a down-to-earth, intimate account of women's experiences during pregnancy, boldly bringing out the physical, emotional and religious challenges they face. The women interviewed don't separate themselves from Judaism but rather find a wide range of ways to integrate Judaism into their identities as women, professionals, wives, mothers and individuals. This book touched me and enriched my knowledge of Judaism's view of pregnancy. I'm so glad I read it!